Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API Reference Documentation
About the REST API
The Wowza Streaming Cloud TM REST API (application programming interface) offers complete programmatic control over live streams, transcoders, stream sources, and stream targets. Anything you can do in the Wowza Streaming Cloud UI can also be achieved by making HTTP-based requests to cloud-based servers through the REST API.
The Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API features cross-origin resource sharing, or CORS.
CORS is a W3C specification that provides headers in HTTP requests to enable a web server to safely make a network request to another domain.
In order to protect shared resources, the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API is subject to limits. For details, see Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API limits.
About this documentation
This reference documentation is based on the open-source Swagger framework.
For more information and examples on using the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API, see our library of Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API technical articles.
The Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API uses HTTP requests to retrieve data from cloud-based servers. Requests must contain proper JSON, two authentication keys, and the correct version number in the base path.
The Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API uses the JSON API specification to request and return data. This means requests must include the header Content-Type: application/json and must include a single resource object in JSON format as primary data.
Responses include HTTP status codes that indicate whether the query was successful. If there was an error, a description explains the problem so that you can fix it and try again.
Requests to the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API must be authenticated with two keys: an API key and an access key. Each key is a 64-character alphanumeric string that you can find on the API Access page in Wowza Streaming Cloud.
Use the wsc-api-key and wsc-access-key headers to authenticate requests, like this (in cURL):